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Monument quilt tells stories of sexual abuse and survival
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – The quilt carpeting Durham Central Park gave comfort to those it touched, but through its emotional reach rather than its physical contact. The Monument Quilt display is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse stitched together on quilts. Durham was just one stop on a national tour put on by FORCE: Upsetting
 
Microsoft awards $700,000 in software grants to youth organizations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – Microsoft shelled out almost a million dollars in grants to four local organizations last week. Each one supports education and youth programs. As part of its retail store grand opening at The Streets at Southpoint mall, Microsoft awarded the Daniel Center, the YMCA of the Triangle, Marbles Kids Museum and the Emily K Center a collective
 
Young adults march on Capitol
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
RALEIGH – Young people led the charge on Day 4 of the Moral Week of Action as they denounced violence against young black, brown and poor people – both in Ferguson, Missouri, and here in North Carolina. Fifty youth, advocates and supporters of the Forward Together Moral Movement set off for the fourth Jericho March around the Capitol this week,
 
Flags lowered to honor Richard Holden
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory issued a flag order Tuesday lowering all North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of the late Col. Richard W. Holden Sr. of the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Col. Holden was a 35-year veteran of the Highway Patrol before his retirement. He was also its first African-American commander. He died August 22 at the age of
 
Women's Equality Day to be celebrated
Monday, August 25, 2014
RALEIGH – Tuesday marks the 94th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Events are planned in cities across the state, including Charlotte and Raleigh, to commemorate the day. Women's groups are also using the anniversary as an opportunity to talk about policy changes that impact women in their
 
Workers and advocates protest at the State Capitol
Saturday, August 23, 2014
RALEIGH – Leading off the first day of the Moral Week of Action in North Carolina with energy and a fierce determination to make their voices heard, workers and activists marched on the State Capitol Friday afternoon. The North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement mobilized people from across the state to Raleigh to demand
 
Affordable housing near proposed light rail
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DURHAM – Building affordable housing near the city’s future light rail transit system is easier said than done. The Durham City/County Planning Department hosted a community meeting to encourage the development of affordable housing near rail lines, however there is much to consider. The city has yet to receive the final seal of approval from
 
St. Aug’s Ward reviews first 100 days
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University interim president Everett B. Ward has talked the talk and walked the walk during his first 100 days at the school. Ward released a First 100 Days Report last week outlining what he has accomplished and plans for St. Aug’s with the help of faculty, staff and the community. “We made a commitment
 
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